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Mao Ze·dong

 (mou′ dzŭ′dŏng′) also Mao Tse-tung (tsŭ′to͝ong′) 1893-1976.
Chinese Communist leader and theorist. A founder of the Chinese Communist Party (1921), he commanded troops in the Chinese Civil War (1927-1949) and proclaimed the People's Republic of China in 1949. As party chairman and the country's first head of state (1949-1959), he initiated sweeping but misguided economic, agricultural, and industrial reforms that resulted in widespread starvation. He continued as party chairman after 1959 and was a leading figure in the Cultural Revolution (1966-1969). In the 1970s he consolidated his political power and established ties with the West.

Mao Tse-tung

(ˈmaʊ tseɪˈtʊŋ) or

Mao Ze Dong

(Biography) 1893–1976, Chinese Marxist theoretician and statesman. The son of a peasant farmer, he helped to found the Chinese Communist Party (1921) and established a soviet republic in SE China (1931–34). He led the retreat of Communist forces to NW China known as the Long March (1935–36), emerging as leader of the party. In opposing the Japanese in World War II, he united with the Kuomintang regime, which he then defeated in the ensuing civil war. He founded the People's Republic of China (1949) of which he was chairman until 1959. As party chairman until his death, he instigated the Cultural Revolution in 1966

Mao Tse-tung

[ˈmaʊtseɪˈtʊŋ] NMao Zedong
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All these moves are reminiscent of the era of Chairman Mao Ze Dong.
To Blomstedt, domestic politics played a large role in Truman's decision: "After suffering relentless disparagement from the Republicans since 1949 for losing China to Mao Ze Dong," writes the author, "Truman's failure to proceed north to the thirty-eighth parallel could have branded him an appeaser of communism" (84).
Santa Romana recalled that there was a standstill before, as Chairman Mao Ze Dong and Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev took a hard-line stance against each other.